Prodigy switches lawyers to reargue libel case

Reid, Calvin
July 1995
Publishers Weekly;7/3/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 27, p11
Trade Publication
Reports on the plan of Prodigy online service to change law firms. Ruling in New York making online services liable for defamatory comments posted on electronic bulletin boards; Libel proceedings filed against Prodigy by Stratton Oakmont; Prodigy's defense.


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